The Robert F. Borkenstein Course on the Effects of Drugs on Human Performance and Behavior
Sep. 19, 2016 - Sep. 23, 2016
Chemical Heritage Foundation
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315 Chestnut St, Philadelphia PA
The Borkenstein Drug Course covers topics related to the pharmacology of drugs and their effects on psychomotor performance and driving. This program has been growing in popularity since it was first offered in 2002, and has drawn attendees from all over the U.S. and other countries. This is the most advanced course available anywhere for toxicologists and law enforcement professionals in this topic of growing concern.
- The course is taught by internationally acknowledged experts who will discuss the pharmacology, toxicology and human performance effects of major drug classes associated with driving impairment.
- The range of topics has been expanded to include implementation of laws and strategies for investigating, identifying, and documenting drug impaired driving.
- The curriculum is updated each year to include emerging issues and recent developments in the science of forensic alcohol toxicology.
Drug impaired driving is now being recognized as a major public safety issue worldwide. Drug use among fatally injured drivers in the US is estimated to be around 40-50%, and combined drug and alcohol use is the often overlooked part of the iceberg, as alcohol positive cases are infrequently assessed for drug use.
There are major developments taking place around the world to document and combat drug impaired driving. The program is designed to supplement the training offered by other groups such as SOFT and AAFS, with ideas and strategies for enforcement, and for documenting and trying drug impaired driving cases. The Course is structured to meet the needs of:
- Analytical toxicologists performing testing for DUID investigations.
- Toxicologists testifying in court on drug and alcohol impaired driving.
- Public safety specialists involved in developing policies and statutes to respond to drug impaired driving.
The course is taught using the successful Borkenstein Alcohol Course classroom format that provides excellent opportunities for networking, student/student and student/faculty interaction during the breaks and after-hour’s social functions, and more individual attention to student questions.
Dr. Bruce Goldberger
Chief of Forensic Medicine and Director of Toxicology
College of Medicine, University of Florida
Dr. Marilyn A. Huestis
Chief, Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Section
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Dr. Daniel Isenschmid
Senior Toxicologist, NMS Labs
Mr. John H. Lacey
Director of the Calverton Center
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Dr. Barry K. Logan
Chief of Forensic Toxicology, NMS Labs
Dr. Jan Ramaekers
Professor of Psychopharmacology and Behavioral
Toxicology, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Dr. Lionel Raymon
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology
NOVA Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Karen Scott
Director of Forensic Science, Arcadia University
Mr. Jeff Teitelbaum
Director of Library & Information Services
Washington State Patrol Forensic Laboratory Services
Dr. Jayne Thatcher
Toxicology Group Supervisor
Virginia Department of Forensic Sciences
Mr. Joseph Turner
State Coordinator for Standard Field Sobriety
Testing/Drug Recognition Expert Training
Indiana Law Enforcement Academy
Additional Course Staff:
Pat Harding, Assistant Director
Joe Turner, Course Director
On Road Driving Studies
Analytical Toxicology for Impaired Drivers Programs
The DRE assessment
DUID Testimony for Toxicologists
Cross-examination in DUID Cases
Good analytical toxicology practices
Oral Fluid Testing for drugs
Per se DUID laws
Effects of Major Drug Classes on
Human Performance and Behavior, including:
Major Opiates • Amphetamines • Cocaine • MDMA
Benzodiazepines • Marijuana • GHB • Soma • SSRI’s
Inhalants • Synthetic Cannabinoids • Bath Salts
Tuition is $1,500 PAYMENT FOR TUITION IS DUE PRIOR TO THE COURSE. You may pay via credit card or check using the Eventbrite Registration page. Checks should be made out to “The Fredric Rieders Family Foundation.”
Course participants are responsible for making their lodging arrangements.
Rooms available on the block booking at the Franklin Hotel are available at at rate of $189 per night.
Franklin Hotel at Independence Park
401 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
Course participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The nearest airport is Philadelphia International Airport .
For public transportation from the airport to the hotel and course venue, take the SEPTA Regional Rail Airport Line to Market East Station.